English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Upcoming parliament: setting the agenda

The draft 11th Five Year Plan will dominate the discussion in the upcoming parliament session which begins on September 7. The budget for the fiscal year 2013 to 2014 will be tabled for deliberation in the upcoming session.

ESP will inject more money in the economy: PM

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said the main purpose of their Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP) is to inject more money in the economy.

The government will form Pay Commission: Tshering Tobgay

The Prime Minister,Tshering Tobgay, said that they will be forming a Pay Commission to review the salary and allowances of Civil Servants and Local Leaders, soon. He was speaking to the media, yesterday.

Key highlights on HIV/AIDS discussed

The 15th National Commission meeting on HIV/AIDS was held at Terma Linca Resort in Thimphu, today. Today’s key highlights were issues related to the screening of migrants workers at the border entry gates, provision of Anti-retroviral Therapy for migrant workers, Revitalisation of Dzongkhag Multi-Sectoral Task Force and Sustaining Lhaksam as an Independent CSO.

Annual Drukpa Council begins in Ladakh

More than 40 monks from the Central Monastic Body and Bhutanese officials are attending the Annual Drukpa Council in Ladakh, India. The week-long Drukpa Council began yesterday. It is being held at Hemis Goenpa, one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh.

PM receives audience with His Majesty

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, received an audience with His Majesty the King, today. The Royal audience was sought by the Prime Minister to report to His Majesty on his ensuing visit to India and receive Royal Command.

Budget for 11th plan estimated to be Nu.225 billion

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, is leaving for the Indian capital, New Delhi, tomorrow, to get a clear indication on how much budget will be released for the 11th Five Year Plan.

Review and access ongoing projects: Bhutan-Japan Consultation

The eighth Annual Bhutan-Japan Consultation held in Thimphu today, decided to review and access projects that are being implemented in Bhutan with Japan’s assistance.

13 landowners affected by Gelegphu airport yet to be compensated

Several rounds of negotiations with the 13 landowners affected by the construction of the Gelephu airport have failed. The then government had acquired over 236 acres of land for the airport construction from 141 land owners in 2010. Except for the 13 landowners, the rest have been compensated.

Black and White and the Colours of the Rainbow

The affirmation of the existence of a Bhutanese gay population only happened with the creation of the Facebook page and Twitter handle “LGBT Bhutan” (Lesbian/ Gay/ Bisexual/Transgender) about six months ago.

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